East Privacy Fence

About the Photo Sequence
With division of property completed (divorce), knowing I'll keep this house, it's time to build a much wanted privacy fence shielding the garage and parking area of the house. The clutter isn't quite so visible to the neighborhood. This documents the fence build.

Photo Details
This photo sequence contains 15 frames. Each frame is a finite 1366 pixels wide but height was left to its own based on the crop. I based the picture size on an email program's display window asuming that the picture would not be automatically resized to fit. This technique kept the file size down, the largest being just less than 761k making it easy to send and receive through email. All photos were taken with a Nikon D810.

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East Privacy Fence

In my garage, and on my driveway in front of the garage, I was visible to all.
I never did like living in a fishbowl. Time to build a privacy fence.

The growing clutter in this area needs to be "contained".
The plan is to build it parallel to the garage wall.

The first and last posts are critical.

A string is then strung between them for post alignment.

The photo doesn't do them justice. They're straight, virtically, too.

My placement of the cross boards is a bit unique. Years ago, I built a fence with the
wide side of the 2x4 horizontal. Eventually it sagged in the middle. So this time, like
the West Privacy Fence (2017), I cut support boards to mount the wide side of the
2x4 vertical. That will give the fence a fighting chance NOT to sag between the posts.

Like this:

With the frame built, time for the fence boards.

More string, more vertical leveling...

Almost all boards in place, looks good!

There's an issue with shrinking wood as it dries in the sun. The gap between the boards widens.
I had to remove them, slide them over, and even add a board or two!

I could call this finished, but there's nothing unique about it.

So I mounted lights. Same as mounted on the west side.

I eventually mounted nine lights. Trouble is, they sell them in boxes of four.
This photo shows I need one more at the far end.

Now, my work area is "contained" and more private. And the clutter isn't quite as visible as before.